What counters Kat mid?

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MuffinButtonYay

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09-07-2010

I've been playing Kat recently, and I've noticed that certain mids that usually drive me nuts on other champs, such as Urgot and Vlad, seem to be fairly easy to shut down. I haven't ran into any problem champs mid with her yet, but for future sake, what champs should I be wary of as Kat?


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HanzGruber

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09-07-2010

Most champs with a hard stun will give you trouble, because you have to be very careful when timing death lotus. Fortunately, most of those champs are also just as susceptable to Kat. Get practice in with Annie, Karthus, Veiger, Heimer, and Ezreal to learn how to play against them as Kat.


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ShaOwned

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09-07-2010

Nothing.


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StyrTW

Senior Member

09-07-2010

Ezreal is quite capable of forcing Katarina into situations that are not favorable to her and thus forcing Kat to play defensively or possibly die. You have to save your shift after level 6 for when she shunpo-ults, but on the other hand a good burster like Annie would shut down Ez mid, and probably Katarina too (I've never played AS Annie).


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HanzGruber

Senior Member

09-07-2010

I play both Kat and Annie, they're definately on equal grounds due to their bursting power. If Annie misses the stun Kat kills her. If Kat tries to get cocky, Annie will kill her.

When I play against Kat as Annie, one of the worst things to run into is a fort pot + 5 heal pot Kat. The only thing to do is farm hard and let the fort pot go to waste.


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TL Frolo

Senior Member

09-07-2010

kat doesn't have a direct counter mid from the standard mids
but morde and vlad are a pretty even match for her


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Pyros

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09-07-2010

Katarina vs Annie is a tough fight, while Annie can obviously counter Kat's ult, that also means you can't initiate your ult combo unless you're 100%sure you can kill her during like, the stun, else kat can in return combo you(moving away from tibbers at the same time), and kill you before dying. It's a close fight imo so I wouldn't really call it a counter. Anivia might be better, simply because you can heavily harass at 6 with ult to E, and keep Q for the very quick low range stun if katarina engages, plus she has to waste her ult to get you into egg form, then she still needs to kill you which isn't always that easy(doesn't get refresh before you really die). Most of the time vs Kat mid I just farm then go gank side lanes, playing passive and not taking risks, it's more rewarding than trying to kill her.


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MrZann

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09-07-2010

I'd like to say that if it's AD Kat, Annie will not do well, bouncing blade hurts, a lot. I've had success with Sivir and Kayle vs Kat in mid as well as Vladimir as already mentioned.


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Amaterasuomikami

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09-07-2010

Mordekaiser, a good Morde > Anything Mid


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HanzGruber

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09-07-2010

Never let them approach you from the side, outside their mob of creeps. If you're continually stuck making the choice between farming or harassing, you could fall into a defensive position. This is an extremely bad thing for Kat.